Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 2, 2016
The script by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon is more clever in the small details than in the broad strokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Harley
Total Film
October 22, 2014
It dodges the pitfalls of message-heavy teen movies and skirts the spite of the dumb-and-dumber era it arguably helped birth. Add two innately loveable leads and you can see it takes some smarts to sell something quite this daft.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis King
Tulsa World
October 22, 2014
What really makes it all work are Reeves and Winter. They're such appealing, wide-eyed idiots that it's impossible not to pull for them. They make a great team.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

October 22, 2014
A totally excellent film.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 22, 2014
Though its one-liners elicit the occasional chortle -- when Bill and Ted don medieval armor, there's an obligatory heavy-metal joke -- the film doesn't engage, because its heroes don't engage with the historical characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Chris Willman
Los Angeles Times
October 22, 2014
Make no mistake, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is not a satire of mindlessness; it's unabashed glorification of dumbness for dumbness' sake.
Alan Jones
Radio Times
September 16, 2014
A nonstop giggle from start to finish, this beguiling grab-bag of time-travel clichés, hard-rock music and Valley-speaking cool dudes is a flawless, purpose-built junk movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 10, 2013
still relateable today
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
November 24, 2012
The humor is light (and light-headed)-so much so that you'd have to say it's a stoner movie with no pot.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
November 14, 2012
'Be excellent to each other.' Out of the mouths of babehounds... [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Silly time-capsule comedy ideal for older tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
March 2, 2008
Wow, man, and to think Keanu Reeves started here. Already outdated comedy.
| Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide
May 30, 2007
Bill and Ted has an intangibly charming goofiness about it that is somehow endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Variety Staff
May 30, 2007
Reeves, with his beguilingly blank face and loose-limbed, happy-go-lucky physical vocabulary, and Winter, with his golden curls, gleefully good vibes and 'bodacious' vocabulary, propel this adventure as long as they can.
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Colette Maude
Time Out
June 24, 2006
This is extremely silly, good natured, superficial stuff; a lot depends on whether you take to Bill and Ted's unique lingo (which contorts surfers' expressions) and their gormless behaviour.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 16, 2005
...a silly, broad comedy that has justifiably endured over the years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
June 12, 2003
Just stupid enough to be endearing.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A painfully inept comedy.
Brian Mckay
March 18, 2003
Airheaded but funny movie. I actually liked "Bogus Journey" better, though.
| Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
As these high school goofballs travel back in time to score some heavy dudes like Napoleon, Socrates, and Billy the Kid for their history presentation, they wrote themselves into the teen-movie pantheon.
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